Galbanum essential oil

NZ $15.00


Essential Oils: D - H


Galbanum essential oil


Ferula galbaniflua




Clear to pale yellow liquid


Fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic, green, earthy

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Benzoin styrax, Fir needle, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Pine



Palm oil


Animal tested


Description: Galbanum essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the resin obtained from the Galbanum plant, botanical name Ferula Galbaniflua. Galbanum-yielding plants are to native to, and grow plentifully on the slopes of the mountain ranges of northern Iran, but are also grown in neighbouring countries.The main constituents of Galbanum essential oil are cadinene, cadinol, myrcene and pinene.

History: Galbanum has been known since the times of the ancient Roman and Greek civilisations, where it was burnt in incense sticks, mixed in bath water, used in skin balms, and as a perfume. Its fresh, earthy, woody odour is said to calm, cleanse and protect the mind and spirit, offering comfort. 

Common uses: 
Galbanum essential oil is an accessory top note that is invaluable to the perfumer to create a radiant leafy-green effect in perfume and in very small amounts in citrus to add a bright, green, effervescent quality. It has also been used as a fixative to enhance the longevity of perfume.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate

All our products are for external use only.


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